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Black History Month Draws Attention to The Need for Diversity in Genetic Research
January 31, 2017
February is Black History Month offering us another opportunity to talk about diversity in genetic research and why it’s important for all of us. 23andMe’s mission has always been to...
The Neanderthal Within
January 24, 2017
In the article Neanderthals Were People Too, Jon Mooallem describes an electric moment where he felt a visceral connection to our long lost human cousins. Watching a group of archeologist...
January 19, 2017
Equipped with pipe cleaners, pom poms, and a PowerPoint presentation on basic genetics, members of the 23andMe Education team headed back to school last week. The team was at...
23andMe’s New Ancestry Timeline
January 18, 2017
Robin Smith, 23ndMe Senior Scientist When did that 2 percent Yakut ancestry make its way into your family tree?The newest 23andMe Ancestry feature may have the answer for you. This...
Genetic Ancestry Matters in Precision Medicine
January 17, 2017
Genetic Ancestry Matters in Precision MedicineWebinar: 1/19/2017 11 am – 12 pm PTTo register go here. It’s long been known that disease risk is different among different ethnic groups, and...
Genetic evidence of assortative mating in humans
January 10, 2017
If you think that opposites attract, you are likely mistaken, or at least that’s what the science says. Over a hundred years ago, researchers first discovered that couples are actually...
Our Take On The MTHFR Gene
January 05, 2017
The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene, more commonly known as MTHFR, is the most asked-about gene by 23andMe customers. Some websites and products have made bold claims that common genetic variants in...
Our Top Five from 2016
January 04, 2017
Just before we kick off another year of blogging, it’s worth taking a moment to look back and single out what for us were some of the big stories, breakthroughs...
December 23, 2016
The stories all start the same – with a 23andMe kit given at Christmas – but then they follow their own fascinating narratives that are as unique as the customers...
O Christmas Tree
December 21, 2016
Editor’s note: We first wrote about the Christmas Tree genome a few years ago, but it’s worth another look. There is some real interesting science around sequencing various conifers, like...